Big flock of Painted Finches at Glen Helen Gorge

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Subject: Big flock of Painted Finches at Glen Helen Gorge
From: "Bob Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 11:39:09 +1000

Hi all


Just over two weeks ago, we were at Glen Helen and saw a small group of four Painted Finches close to the Gorge – we got some pretty good photos if anyone would like to see them.  2 days later we did the Ormiston Pound walk, which is only a few kms from Glen Helen, and we saw another small group of Painted Finches just into the Gorge from the Visitor Centre end.  At Redbank Gorge we saw a larger group of perhaps 30 right by the small amount of remaining water.


I will post a bigger trip report from our three weeks in Central Aust in the next day or two – as a teaser: two separate sightings of Grey Falcon (including excellent photo) and two sightings of Banded Whiteface! – but no Grey Honeyeater.


Bob Cook

Mildura  VIC


From: [ On Behalf Of Barry Bucholtz
Sent: Monday, 30 May 2005 8:20 AM
To: Birding-Aus; ntbirds
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Big flock of Painted Finches at Glen Helen Gorge


Neville Pamment and Marjorie Pegler are in Alice chasing the Grey Honeyeater at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens. Last week I was told by a couple who had been out to Glen Helen birding that they had seen several Painted Finches at the Gorge itself.

Yesterday Neville and Marjorie went out there hoping to see the Painted Finch. He tells me that there were around 150 birds in the area between the lodge and the gorge,  including one flock of 80 birds.



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